At Columbia Memorial Hospital (CMH), we recognize the important role family and friends play in a patients’ healing process, and therefore, have open visiting hours, unless a patient’s condition prevents them from having visitors. unless the patient’s condition prevents it. While in the hospital, we ask that you speak quietly, silence electronic devices, and avoid unnecessary noise.
When planning a visit, please consider the patient’s need for privacy and rest, as well as their medical care needs. With those things in mind, we welcome visitors 24 hours a day. Please do not visit patients if you are sick with a cold, flu or other conditions that may be contagious.
To accommodate the special needs of critical care patients and their families, our Critical Care Unit (CCU) is also open for visitors 24 hours a day. Visitors may be limited to two people at a time and should be family or a significant other.
Before visiting a CCU patient, please ask the nurse and patient what time is best for visiting. You may call the CCU at 503-338-7584. All decisions regarding the number of visitors and length of visits will be at the discretion of the patient and the patient’s nurse. Allowances will be made for the special needs of children and adolescents.
Because CCU patients often are at greater risk of infection:
We encourage all patients to identify one person as their “CarePartner”. The CarePartner will be given a nametag to wear while at the hospital. The CarePartner’s role is to:
CMH recognizes that our four-legged friends offer many emotional and physical comforts, particularly in times of stress. Certified pet therapy and service animals are permitted at the hospital. If you would like to have your own dog or cat visit you in the hospital, please talk to your nurse.
In all cases, pets must be current on their vaccinations, in good health, and under control of their handler at all times.
We do our best to make visitors feel comfortable and welcome. To follow are just a few of the amenities we make available to you:
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served daily in the River City Café. The River City Café offers grab-and-go items, fresh hot and cold foods, and made-to-order menu items. Café hours are:
Coffee and tea are also available at no charge at any time of the day or evening.
Snacks, espresso drinks, hot and cold sandwiches and more are available at the Pavilion Café, which is open Monday-Friday, 7:30am-2:30pm, in the CMH Health & Wellness Pavilion.
Vending Machines can be found in the River City Café, the Emergency Department and in the CMH Health & Wellness Pavilion.
The CMH Auxiliary Gift Shop has a wide selection of cards, gifts, jewelry, flowers, seasonal items and candy, including Sees Candy. The Gift Shop is open Monday-Friday, 9:00am-4:00pm, and Saturday, 10:00am-2:00pm. The Gift Shop is located on the first floor of the Professional Office Building 2, which can be reached through the west lobby of the hospital.
CMH offers complimentary wi-fi access to all of our patients and guests throughout the campus.
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